Fair sees record crowds

By Dave Taylor Temperate weather, better rides and new personnel combined to equal record crowds at the Hancock County Fair this past weekend, with ticket sales totaling $80,880 with around 9,000 visitors, with 4,434 on Saturday alone. See this week’s Hancock Clarion for the full story

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Hawesville gets to stay on planning and zoning due to missing paperwork

By Dave Taylor The city of Hawesville got a reprieve from being removed from the joint planning and zoning commission Monday night when no one could produce a written agreement requiring the governments of Hawesville, Lewisport and the county fiscal court to pay a set amount, or even any amount at all, to fund the…

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Police chase hits 100mph; police seeking driver

By Dave Taylor Police on both sides of the Ohio River are actively looking for a man who led authorities on a high-speed chase that began Wednesday afternoon in Tell City, Ind. and ended when the suspect lost police after hitting 100 mph on rural roads in the southern part of Hancock County and hiding…

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OCTC unveils Lewisport Innovation Labs Monday

By Dave Taylor State and local officials gathered in Lewisport Monday for the grand opening of several new Innovation Labs in the newly expanded campus of the Owensboro Community & Technical College, where local students and industrial workers can train on the same high-tech equipment found in the local industries.  The labs are part of…

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Lewisport man charged with murder, kidnapping in 2016 death

By Dave Taylor A Lewisport man is facing murder charges three years after the death of a Daviess County man after police say new information led them to believe he helped kidnap the victim.  Jacob Tobias Miller, 27, has been charged with kidnapping and murder in the 2016 death of 29-year-old Tromain J. Mackall, who…

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Hawesville facing expulsion from planning and zoning over late payments

By Dave Taylor After not making required payments to the Hancock Urban Planning Commission dating back to October 2018, the city of Hawesville is in danger of being kicked off of the planning and zoning board, meaning all zoning in the city will essentially cease to exist.  See this week’s Hancock Clarion for the full…

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Storm knocks out power to 700 Sunday

By Dave Taylor A sudden storm Sunday night knocked out power to 700 Hancock County residents and toppled trees over a wide area, including one that crushed a trailer east of Hawesville. See this week’s Hancock Clarion for the full story

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School board chair wants nickel tax; will be on July agenda

By Dave Taylor The public campaign by a group of eighth graders to implement a nickel tax for school improvements appears to have gained a powerful ally Thursday after the chairman of the school board announced his support for the tax and the board’s intention to put it on the agenda of next month’s meeting.…

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Hancock actors star in Shrek this weekend

By Dave Taylor Theatre Workshop of Owensboro’s current production of Shrek the Musical, Jr. is heavy on the Hancock County, with two of the main actors both hailing from the county. Isaac Adkins, 15, is playing Donkey, and Brooklyn Porter, 10, is playing Young Fiona, in the summer time production that runs through this weekend.…

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